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Friday, September 07, 2007

820 persons screened at medical camp in Tuticorin

The 100th free medical camp organised by the Department of Health in the Tuticorin district under "Varumun Kappom Thittam" was held at Koramballam, in the Suburbs of Tuticorin City on 6th Sept.

A total of 820 persons were screened for various diseases by doctors specialised in ophthalmology, cardiology, orthopaedics, ENT, Siddha medicines, and dermatology among other branches of medicine.

Collector R. Palaniyandi said 89,297 persons were screened during the first 99 camps in the district.

Of them, 1,247 were referred for advanced treatment to institutions such as Tuticorin Medical College and Hospital.

A total of 1,046 patients, who had attended the camps under Varumun Kappom Thittam, had availed follow-up treatment.

Mr. Palaniyandi said Rs. 3,05,187 worth of medicines were distributed. “Of this, Rs.1,65,190 were distributed through 59 camps in Tuticorin Health Unit District limits, and the rest through 40 camps in Kovilpatti HUD limits.”The ECG was carried out on a total of 3,274 persons and ultra sound scan on 2,972 persons at these camps. S. Uma, Deputy Director of Health Services, coordinated the proceedings.

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